By: Kevin Slattery
As we reflect on some of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history, we feel compelled to unite our constituency around our shared values that we have demonstrated for more than 90 years. We also stand firmly in our belief that there is no place for bigotry, discrimination, and hate in our country.
Recently two dozen volunteers, in partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, came together to #BeKind and #LiveUnited by packing more than 400 backpacks with school supplies so children across the Bay Area will be ready for school. In service and in love for our neighbors, this was one small step in uniting our community around kindness.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you are siding with the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
We host volunteer projects that serve our four pillars of community support, where YOU can help us with our basic needs programs, youth development work, adult empowerment initiatives, and community engagement activities throughout our eight-county service area. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.
We must advance public policies that support our mission and combat hate groups — YOU can help inspire hope and create opportunities within your community through advocacy. We encourage you to join our efforts, help advocate for the communities who need it the most. Learn more here.
With a $100 donation to United Way YOU can support one child’s participation in an after-school workshop at a community school for three months. Just one example of how your unrestricted donation helps your neighbors. Every dollar counts and will have strong impact within your community. Learn more here.
Lady Gaga’s message of #BeKind and our message of #LiveUnited are really needed right now. We believe that there is a lot of work ahead for our nation to condemn and overcome racism and hate. Join us in amplifying our messages of kindness and unity throughout the Bay Area!